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A Partisan's Daughter [compact Disc]

By Louis De Bernières

From the acclaimed author of Corelli's Mandolin and Birds Without Wings comes an intimate new novel, a love story at once raw and sweetly funny, wry and heartbreakingly sad. He's Chris: bored, lonely, trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. In his forties, he's a stranger inside the youth culture of London in the late 1970s, a stranger to himself on the night he invites a hooker into his car. She's Roza: Yugoslavian, recently moved to London, the daughter of one of Tito's partisans. She's in her twenties but has already lived a life filled with danger, misadventure, romance, and tragedy. And although she's not a hooker, when she's propositioned by Chris, she gets into his car anyway. Over the next months Roza tells Chris the stories of her past. She's a fast-talking, wily Scheherazade, saving her own life by telling it to Chris. And he takes in her tales as if they were oxygen in an otherwise airless world. But is Roza telling the truth? Does Chris hear the stories through the filter of his own need? Does it even matter? This deeply moving novel of their unlikely love-narrated both in the moment and in recollection, each of their voices deftly realized-is also a brilliantly subtle commentary on storytelling: its seductions and powers, and its ultimately unavoidable dangers.

Format

Audio Books

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1 available at Northeast
  • CD F deBernieres [5 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

ISBN

9781415954430


Format: Audio Books
Author: De Bernières, Louis
Summary: In late 1970's North London, a sales rep going through a mid life crisis attempts to pick up of a young woman.
Title: A partisan's daughter [compact disc] / by Louis de Bernières.
Publisher Date: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2008.
Subject: Middle-aged men -- Fiction -- Talking books. Young women -- Fiction -- Talking books. Serbs -- England -- London -- Fiction -- Talking books. Nineteen seventies -- Fiction -- Talking books. Storytelling -- Fiction -- Talking books. London (England) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Isbn: 9781415954430 1415954437
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F De Bernieres
Oclc: 236837885
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Bib Id: 305510

Format: Audio Books
Author: De Bernières, Louis
Summary: In late 1970's North London, a sales rep going through a mid life crisis attempts to pick up of a young woman.
Title: A partisan's daughter [compact disc] / by Louis de Bernières.
Edition: Library ed.
Publisher, Date: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2008.
Description: 5 sound discs (ca. 71 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Middle-aged men -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Subjects: Young women -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Subjects: Serbs -- England -- London -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Subjects: Nineteen seventies -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Subjects: Storytelling -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Subjects: London (England) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Other Author: Thomas, Sian
Other Author: Rawle, Jeff
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Read by Sian Thomas and Jeff Rawle.
ISBN: 9781415954430
ISBN: 1415954437
Publisher Number: 7639-CD
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F De Bernieres
Medium: [compact disc]